China's implementation of plastic restrictions has

2022-06-22
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China has implemented the "plastic restriction order". The consumption of plastic bags by Wuhan merchants has dropped to 70% since June 1, 2008, China has begun to implement the "plastic restriction order", banning plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025mm. All supermarkets, shopping malls, market fairs and other commodity retail places are not allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags. It is reported that the consumption of plastic bags by Wuhan merchants has dropped to 70%

now, the "plastic restriction order" is approaching its fifth birthday. The national development and Reform Commission said that in the five years since the "plastic restriction order" was promoted, 67billion plastic bags have been reduced in major commodity retail places across the country, which is equivalent to saving 6million tons of oil and providing 2.8 million vehicles for one year. Over the past five years, Wuhan has issued the "plastic restriction order" × How about the implementation of "20"? Yesterday, he visited three towns in Wuhan

the consumption of plastic bags in supermarkets has decreased by 2/3

supermarkets are the major users of plastic bags and the most obvious place since the implementation of the "plastic restriction order"

lihanwu, Deputy Secretary General of Wuhan Environmental Protection Industry Association, said that before the "plastic restriction order", Wuhan supermarkets consumed about 600million to 700million shopping bags a year. Now, about 300million shopping bags a year. After deducting the natural increase of shopping trips, the consumption of plastic bags in supermarkets has been reduced by at least 2/3, equivalent to a reduction of 70%

the situation in Wuhan is basically consistent with the national data. A data released by the national development and Reform Commission recently shows that in the five years since the implementation of the "plastic restriction order", the use of plastic shopping bags in supermarkets and shopping malls has generally decreased by more than 2/3. The use of plastic shopping bags in major commodity retail places in China has decreased by 67billion, and the consumption of plastic has decreased by 1million tons

fresh keeping bags have become substitutes, and their consumption has increased greatly

however, the "plastic restriction order" limits plastic shopping bags. The fresh keeping bags used in large supermarkets, fresh food areas and bulk food areas are not restricted, which leads to another problem - the abuse of fresh keeping bags, which has become a substitute for plastic bags

yesterday afternoon, I saw in the fresh food area of Carrefour Hongshan Square store that an aunt only bought fiveorsix apples, but pulled three fresh-keeping bags, one containing apples, and the other two containing daily necessities such as towels and toothbrushes, so there was no need to buy plastic bags when checking out

according to the statistics of Carrefour supermarket, the use of fresh-keeping bags has increased by 30% since the "plastic restriction order" was implemented five years ago. In the past, fresh bags were available everywhere, but now they are uniformly placed next to the weighing table and provided by the weighing clerk to the customer. However, the customer said that they should be given enough, and it is impossible to supervise whether the customer took them for other goods

in addition to supermarkets, more and more merchants are also following up the plastic restriction order. In the chain snack shops, bakeries and pharmacies along the street, it has become a consensus that plastic bags need to be paid before they can be used

in a Qianji cake shop near Hangkong Road, Jiefang Avenue, the clerk wrapped up some desserts and asked, "do you need a portable plastic shopping bag? We have two kinds of bags, one for Mao and the other for Mao."

it is found that some businesses provide free environmental protection shopping to customers, praising their product quality for reaching the technology and utilization level of top similar products in Europe and America. In Rosa cake shop on Zhongnan Road, if you need to pack, the clerk will take out a paper shopping bag. "Paper shopping bags are environmentally friendly and do not need to be charged." The clerk said

the farmers' market is still the "hardest hit area"

yesterday morning, grandma Wu, who lives in T-shaped bridge, went to buy vegetables. In front of a vegetable stall in Xiangyang comprehensive market, Wen'an street, Wuchang District, the stall owner skillfully weighed the vegetables and planned to put them in plastic bags. When grandma Wu opened the cloth bag she had brought

although some citizens bring their own shopping bags like Grandma Wu, they find that the farmers' market is still the "hardest hit area" using plastic bags. In Xiangyang comprehensive market and Xudong Tuanjie fresh food market, most people who buy vegetables carry 4 or 5 plastic bags in their hands

"the whole market is using free plastic bags. If we charge, who will buy our vegetables?" Ms. Liu, the stall owner of Tuanjie fresh food market, felt very helpless. "Some customers also need a bag to buy a few onions. A stack of plastic bags costs only 2 yuan, there are about 120, and less than 2 cents per bag. It's not worth losing customers for this small amount of money." Ms. Liu said

a staff member of Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce said that when the "plastic restriction order" was just implemented in 2008, they organized human and material resources to supervise and investigate various agricultural markets in Wuhan. However, in the past two years, they have hardly handled similar complaints. After all, it is inconvenient and unrealistic to buy vegetables without giving bags, and the punishment measures in the relevant management regulations are not detailed and difficult to operate

experts suggest that the source treatment is to help domestic instruments establish detection methods and standards for "plastic restriction". In fact, whether it is a qualified plastic bag produced according to the requirements of the "plastic restriction order", or an unqualified ultra-thin plastic bag with a thickness of less than 0.025mm, its pollution to the environment is the same. The only difference is that the qualified plastic bag can be recycled for many times, so as to reduce the pollution to the environment. Then, why are ultra-thin plastic bags banned repeatedly? Fengwei, a doctor from the school of environment and resources of Jilin University, said: "there are two reasons, one is the restriction of economic leverage, and the other is that people's awareness of environmental protection needs to be strengthened."

at present, a medium-sized ultra-thin plastic bag in the market costs only 8 cents, while a small-sized qualified plastic bag costs 30 cents. The huge profit difference directly leads to the ultra-thin plastic bag becoming the favorite of the farmers' market. Feng Wei said that in fact, strict supervision of the plastic bag production enterprises, the first link of the market chain, is the fundamental of plastic restriction, and it is also the easiest step to manage compared with other market links

"no production, no sales." Feng Wei pointed out that the government departments should increase the research and development of plastic bag production technology, encourage and support some plastic bag manufacturers, and strictly supervise their products before leaving the factory, so that the ultra-thin unqualified plastic bags have no production source

in addition, people's awareness of environmental protection is also a very important link in the treatment of white pollution

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